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The coming Senate energy, environment committee shuffle

There are two top candidates to lead Democrats on both Energy and Natural Resources and Environment and Public Works.
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Senate’s new budget boss is also a climate hawk

There’s a sharp-elbowed progressive atop the Senate Budget Committee, with big ideas about corporate greed, the environment and shaking up Washington. And it isn’t Bernie Sanders.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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Senate poised to revive probe of Big Oil climate claims

A leading congressional critic of the fossil fuel industry plans to use his new position atop the Senate Budget Committee to continue investigating Big Oil’s alleged efforts to mislead the public about the causes and consequences of global warming.

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Senate Democrats look for staffers to probe fossil fuels

The Senate Budget Committee is looking to hire staffers with experience investigating fossil fuel influence campaigns, a sign of how incoming Chair Sheldon Whitehouse could use the gavel to go after the industry.

'The three climateers' represent a new type of climate hawk on Capitol Hill

'The three climateers' represent a new type of climate hawk on Capitol Hill

Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) are relatively young — at least by Senate standards — and also come from parts of the country that are facing different climate disasters.
Five decades in the making: Why it took Congress so long to act on climate

Five decades in the making: Why it took Congress so long to act on climate

The Senate bill avoided the political pitfalls of past legislative attempts by offering only incentives to cut climate pollution, not taxes.
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